PS : for the digital, lossless formats (flac/aiff/wav) are in a high quality of 24Bit/96kHz.
Date : 05.05.18
Map Point : eilean 49
Color : green
Season : spring
Duration : 39.39 mn
Edition : limited to 150 copies
Xu is the solo project from Nicola Fornasari an italian musician and composer born in 1977. He’s also part of the following bands: La Petite Vague, Xu(e), Twyxu, Zero Wait enSemble.
He presents today his fifth album under the moniker Xu, and for the second time on Eilean Rec.
His works have been released on Audio Gourmet, Cathedral Transmissions, Eilean, Flaming Pines, Many Feet Under, Twice Removed and more.
Recorded between January and May 2017. Mixed during summer 2017 by Nicola Fornasari, except track 8 mixed by Darren Harper.
Nicola Fornasari: music boxes, singing bowls, piano, arturia minibrute, casio toy keaboard, fx and looper pedals, monotron delay, samplr and borderland granular on ipad, custom built pure data patch, tape recorders, tape heads, contact mics, field recordings, processing
Darren Harper: guitar, fx pedals, mutable instruments clouds
Artwork by Hollie Chastain
Mastered by Mathias Van Eecloo
Inside Photography by Mathias Van Eecloo
Design by Rémi Verdier
supported by 44 fans who also own “Whisper My World”
A glaze of frost envelops you as you open your eyes to a frozen blue sky reflecting in millions of icy mirrors around you.
Curled up in a cotton nest, protected from this transition of seasons by a coat of fragility and love, the cold can't seem to reach you. Separated from your own reality, the outside world is like a faded polaroid that already lived its life, clumsily looping in a reassuring kind of déjà vu filtered by forgotten memories.
An aural cesura skimming the borders of certainty. Dotflac